Hi Elmer -
as I understood it, Wm. Carroll Byrd's land in SE Iron County (Union Township, near Brunot and Big Creek) was originally in Wayne County, becoming Iron County after 1857?
Wm. C.'s brother-in-law, Wm. Alexander Jackson is in 1860 Wayne Co. census; his land was SW of Patterson. Could this land have originally belonged to Wm. C. Byrd?
Are there any extant land deed and other records in the MO State Archives? My understanding is that the Wayne Co. courthouse burned during the war....???